Humanity is Primed to Binge Listen

Article by Sophie Brickman:
"Drawing on neuroscience, music theory, and cognitive psychology, Margulis delves into why we are attracted to repetition in music, whether that be a repeated phrase within a piece, the repeated listening of a song or, at a macro level, the repeated listening of a full album. I read the entire book in one sitting, identifying aspects of my behavior in her analysis—everything from the fact that behavioral repetition, like hitting that play button over and over, can cause us to “become connected to the sound in a way that feels almost physical” (hello, conducting the drum clash in the middle of the street, or walking in rhythm to the beat) to having what the Germans call an Ohrwurm, or ear worm, a phrase of music that burrows into your head and inches around and around."